Numerous case studies demonstrate the efficacy of neurofeedback in treating ADD and ADHD (Ramos, 1998; Wadhwani, Radvanski, & Carmody, 1998). Studies using neurofeedback that decreased slow wave activity and increased fast wave activity show people with attention deficit disorder (ADD) improve in ADD symptoms, intelligence score, and academic performance (Grin'-Yatsenko et al., 2001; Lubar, Swartwood, Swartwood, & O’Donnell, 1995; Thompson & Thompson, 1998;).

Brain cells have three basic requirements:

  1. Oxygen
  2. Food
  3. Stimulation

In order for your brain to have the best nutritional support possible while undergoing Neurotherapy we recommend that certain supplements are introduced. Your therapist will outline the best supplement program for you, which may include one or some of the following:

AAPB Report on the Clinical Efficacy of Biofeedback

General biofeedback including EMG, GSR, thermal, or EEG are equivalent to progressive relaxation or meditation effects. Anxiety is often said to be a disorder of attention and cognition (AAPB Biofeedback Efficacy, 2004). More specifically, biofeedback is most effective when applied in the same modality as the disorder (autonomic feedback for ANS disorders, EMG feedback for muscular, etc.) (Lehrer, Carr, Sargunaraj, and Woolfolk, 1994).

Neurofeedback Treatment
Level 1 Efficacy (Not sufficiently investigated)
One case study of an 8 year old boy with mild autism reported the effect of neurofeedback. After 31 sessions, the boy showed positive changes in all diagnostic dimensions defining autism in the Mental Disorders-III-Revised (Sichel, Fehmi, & Goldstein, 1995). 

Technical Papers & Abstracts

Breteler, M. H. M., Arns, M., Peters, S., Giepmans, I., & Verhoeven, L.(Aug. 2009) . Improvements in Spelling after QEEG-based Neurofeedback in Dyslexia: A Randomized Controlled Treatment Study.Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 35(1), 5-11. Retrieved from SpringerLink Database.

Bull, L.(Feb. 2007). Sunflower therapy for children with specific learning difficulties (dyslexia): A randomised, controlled trial. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice,13(1), 15-24. Retrieved from Science Direct Database.

Overview & Efficacy

Both the National Institutes and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine have both stated that biofeedback used in conjunction with relaxation training can help sleep problems.

This therapy is rated as probably efficacious (level 3 on a scale of 1 - 5 with 5 being the best).

Introduction to Neurofeedback and Learning Disabilities
Case Histories & Testimonials
Savannah: Learning Disability, 15yF
SS: ADHD and Learning Disabilities, 8yF
M: Learning & Communication Disorders, 18yM
JCT: Learning Disabilities & Depression, 14yM
KL: Learning disabilities, Gifted, 12yF

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